cover image Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley

Muriel Spark. Plume Books, $8.95 (248pp) ISBN 978-0-452-00951-6

``This is a revised and welcome version of Spark's acclaimed first book, Child of Light ,'' wrote PW of this biography that covers the facts of Shelley's life and brings Spark's ``astute critical intelligence to bear'' on Shelley's works, principally Frankenstein and The Last Man. Illustrated. (October)